Israel Silent on Saudi Report of Strike on Arms Depot in Sana’a, Yemen

By Arie Egozi

Foreign Affairs

Tel Aviv: Israel did not comment on the report in the Saudi media that the Israeli defence forces (IDF) performed the strike that caused a huge explosion at an arms depot in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

The Houthi rebels, one of the Iranian regime proxies, have launched cruise and ballistic missiles towards Israel since the start of the war between Israel and the Iran proxies in the Gaza strip and Lebanon. All these weapon systems have been intercepted by the Israeli multi-tiered air defence system.

According to the Saudi report, missiles targeted the site in Yemen on November 30. According to this report the target was a depot in which the Houthis stored missiles and armed drones.

“Yemen and the Houthis keep the whole region busy, not just Israel, also the US and other Arab countries.  Regarding strikes, I can only comment on things related to the IDF, and I will not comment on what the IDF hasn’t done,” said IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari.

The distance between Israel and Yemen is 1700 km. Israel has the capability to strike targets in such distance and even greater.